Another familiar face is returning to Season 9 of the popular BBC sci-fi show “Doctor Who.” After a brief guest appearance in Season 8, Joivan Wade is set to reappear in the upcoming season as the unlikely savior of earth, Rigsy.
â€” anglophenia (@anglophenia) June 10, 2015
In an announcement made by the BBC, Wade was confirmed to be reprising his role as Rigsy, a character that appeared in the Season 8 episode “Flatline.” In his “Doctor Who” debut, Rigsy was a graffiti artist turned hero when he helped the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and his companion Clara (Jenna Coleman). No details have been released regarding what Wade's Season 9 appearance will entail, but it is confirmed that the actor will appear in Season 9, episode 10 of the “timey-wimey” series.
Wade took to Twitter to express his excitement on returning to “Doctor Who.” Perhaps he’ll join the good Doctor as his next new companion.
â€” Joivan Wade (@JoivanWade) June 10, 2015
The release also listed the rest of Season 9’s supporting cast, which will include the returning Michelle Gomez, Maisie Williams, Rebecca Front, Rufus Hound, Paul Kaye and Jaye Griffiths. Many of the cast and crew, including Capaldi, Coleman and Gomez are scheduled to attend San Diego Comic Con in July to discuss the new season.
Ahead of the big fan event and the premiere of Season 9, showrunner Stephen Moffat addressed the persistent question of a possible “Doctor Who” movie in April. Citing reasons from creative involvement and potential continuity conflicts, Moffat said he knew of no such movie and was not involved in its creation.
“Doctor Who” returns to BBC and BBC America this fall.